Monthly Archives: July 2012

State Court Suit Challenges Florida Closed Primary

The day before a federal court rejected a challenge to Florida closed primaries, a suit raising the same challenge was filed in state court in Broward County.  The suit is a result of two Democrats filing for a Broward County Commission seat … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Florida Closed Primary

Under  Art. VI Section 5(b) of the Florida Constitution, if the only candidates who file for election to an office belong to the same party, the primary election between those candidates is open to all voters.  There is a loophole, … Continue reading

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Administrative Law Complaint Challenges Eary Voting Rules

Senator Arthenia Joyner, joined by the ACLU of Florida and the National Council of La Raza, filed an administrative law complaint on June 29 challenging the Secretary of State’s implementation of a new statute which reduces the period of early voting. … Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Obama Nomination

On June 29th, the Circuit Court in Leon County dismissed with prejudice an election contest complaint challenging the qualifications of Barack Obama to receive his party’s nomination for President.  The plaintiff’s challenge was based upon an allegation that President Obama … Continue reading

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